If you’ve ever been high in the atmosphere on a plane or nearly touched the clouds in a sky-scraper, you might have found yourself pondering the idea–no, not acting on it–of jumping out and experiencing flight. You’re not the only one. We humans have dreamed of flight for generations, and have done everything from jumping out of planes to inventing rockets to experience the feeling. That’s a big reason why Air Physics, Skydiving and Flight by treyreynolds initially caught my eye (and the eyes of more than 200,000 other visitors, I should mention). In any other ROBLOX game, falling from great heights feels approximately the same. Treyreynolds wanted to change all that, so he scripted a complex air-physics script to do it. When I started to dig into what else treyreynolds has been doing around ROBLOX, I found some innovative stuff.Continue reading
Every month, we release a new set of exclusive virtual goods you can only obtain by redeeming ROBLOX cards from particular retailers around the world. That means when you’re turning your prized red slice of ROBLOXia into a Builders Club subscription or ROBUX, you’re snagging yourself a stylish virtual good at no extra cost. We wanted to be festive for the season, so this month we’re offering items that have a bit of holiday spirit (as you can no doubt tell from the screenshot accompanying this paragraph).Continue reading
Our Developer Exchange program has been available for two months now, and we’ve been keeping a close eye on the numbers to determine not only how developers are leveraging the new system, but which direction this should go in the future. As with any new feature, we’ve also been interacting with as many participants as possible–their stories continue to inspire us to find ways to reward the prolific and hard-working game developers who populate ROBLOX with fresh and exciting content every day.
Let’s have a look at some numbers, shall we?Continue reading
Did you just feel that? It’s December, so it could have only been one thing: a Giftsplosion!
In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re releasing 12 mystery gift boxes over the course of 12 days – December 1st through the 12th. One gift will appear each day, and you can earn it by completing the cryptic challenge associated with it. That could be creating an outfit, achieving a badge in a particular game, making a forum post, or something else entirely. We’re not going to tell you exactly how to earn any of the gifts because that would make us fun-hating Grinches; just know that each challenge will be unique and of a varied difficulty level, and require that you complete a specific action on ROBLOX.Continue reading
Every week, we’re busy telling the stories behind our community, our technology and our place in the gaming and technology industries. For those of you who catch up with us over the weekend, the Weekly Roundup collects the best stuff to hit our various avenues of publication in the last week. This time: the first three fan art contest winners, new building and scripting tutorials, what games we’re playing this Thanksgiving break, a movie-series-inspired Crossfire, tips for marketing your game, the end of the Black Friday weekend sale, two games you should play, a video corner, and other bits and pieces. Enjoy.Continue reading
So, you’ve made a game. Maybe it’s your first attempt. Maybe it’s the first thing you’ve created that you’d deem “acceptable for public consumption.” Maybe it’s the next big thing. Whatever the case, you need to get it in front of people – real, authentic gamers – and, at the very least, collect some feedback. You’re in the right place: ROBLOX has millions of active members, many of which are happy to try something new and eager to discover something great. You just need to capture their attention.
These things won’t make or break you, but they will make a difference when it comes to attracting the casual passer-by.Continue reading
We eat and breathe video games, whether we’re here at HQ developing ROBLOX, on our consoles and PCs at home, or on our phones and tablets at lunch. We can’t get enough. Before we all went our separate ways for the Thanksgiving long weekend, we asked several members of the ROBLOX crew what games they were planning to dig into during their time off.Continue reading